Life itself is an unlimited source of orientationIt's known that orientation sessions are unending in life because people have to undergo many of its kind while joining any educational institution for studies, job sector, any training programme and many more. What we miss to recognise is that life's different phases and stages undergo numerous orientation processes. Let's take a look at the familiarisation a human life goes through.
If a child is born, then he/she gets oriented about life by parents and the rest of the family members, but how can we forget that with the newborn, a couple's parenthood journey begins too? Even before becoming parents, experienced parents share various inputs to create awareness among the would-be parents. No person is a born parent, so after becoming a father/mother, the senior parents give all sorts of lessons regarding parenthood to the new parents. As years pass by, a toddler crosses various stages and finally becomes an adult. The child continuously gets briefing about how to react and behave in different situations. The parents similarly receive suggestions regarding dealing with their children when they are little kids or teenagers of opposite temperament. With time children become marriageable, and once again, the equation of the parents and children changes. Young children become responsible offsprings and gradually decide to get married and mature as concerned spouses, and their parents become parents-in-law. With new strata comes new duties to which people must get oriented. On the other, new spouses attain many other relationships as son/daughter-in-law with it they receive orientation on how to manage all the old and new relationships decently. The daughters-in-law face a lot more enlightening session because they have to leave their birth home and start staying in husband's home with all unknown people including her hubby. It doesn't end here because, with each passing year, another new generation starts blooming, and the old guard marches towards retirement from various responsibilities. The young adults learn to face challenges while the old ones try to cope with having no duties to perform, and one day they leave the world forever for the next generation to follow in their footsteps in future.
Every generation goes through the same kind of orientation whenever there is a role reversal. Different stages and even different phases of life, from birth to death, guides every person on how to fit in one's role during his/her lifetime. Such an orientation is a never-ending process in everyone's life.
My entry for:
TOW Contest 'Orientation'